Are you looking for some DIY running hacks? You’ve come to the right place.
Right here on this page, you’ll find 11 of the best DIY running hacks online!
#1. Keep Your Keys Safe When Running
You may have hidden key pockets but not everyone does. So where do you put the key when your pants don’t have pockets?
Lace the key into your shoe. This simple running hack ensures your key won’t get lost because it’s securely tied where it won’t fall out.
#2. Prevent Chafing
Most runners get many blisters. Friction is not your friend BUT… Vaseline, Body Glide and Aquaphor will be your best friends!
Before you leave for your next run make sure you apply any of the above products mentioned in the areas where chafing effects you most.
#3. Lacing Your Shoes Differently (Save Money Buying New Shoes!)
A lot of the time when runners buy their new running shoes if they are not comfy or are cusing problems they take them back straight away.
This hack works for some tricky shoe-fit problems, especially if the issue is only happening to one foot (and you don’t want to buy a new pair of shoes to solve the issue).
#4. Keep Water Out Of Your Running Shoes When It’s Raining
When training you run a lot! Even if it’s pouring down with rain.
I’m sure that you have experienced the uncomfortable feeling of water-soaked trainers which can then lead to blisters.
A simple way to fix this is by duct taping your shoes! It may not look amazing but it will prevent the problems you get with wet running shoes.
#5. Prevent Blisters on Your Toes/Feet
Leading on from the problems you get with wet running shoes even when your trainers are not wet you still sometimes get blisters on your toes and feet.
Toe socks are the perfect solution! Ugly? Maybe. Effective? Absolutely!
#6. Pin Gels to Your Waist
If your trousers don’t have pockets, you end up carrying your gels. Every runner knows how uncomfortable it is to be running around carry something and possibly dropping it.
The Solution: Use a bobby pin to pin it to your hip!
#7. Keep Your Phone Dry
One of the worst things to happen is going for a run and mid-run it starts pouring with rain and you have your phone exposed meaning it’s going to get wet!
An easy very cheap fix for this is by placing your phone in a plastic bag!
#8. Save Money on Running Gear
Running clothes and gear can be expensive.
When is it less expensive? At the end of the season when it’s on sale!
If you don’t mind having an old colourway or design then you’re going to get the item you craved last season for half the price!
This hack allows you to save money without sacrificing quality. Get the brands you love and get them on sale!
#9. DIY Water Bottle Holder
It’s essential for runners to stay hydrated while running. This requires bringing a water bottle.
Make your own handle with a cheap beer koozie – cut the bottom off, then, cut squares in the sides and wrap it around a water bottle and just like that you have a water bottle holder!
#10. Motivation Hack For Running
By laying out all your clothes the night before. The fewer tasks that have to be done before running…the sooner you run, and more likely you are to go.
So help yourself out and motivate yourself and reap the benefits in the morning.
#11. Remember to Replace Running Shoes
Running shoes typically only last 250-300 miles. But as you can imagine it’s hard to keep track of how many miles you’re doing in them shoes.
A good app to help you keep track of your mileage is ‘RunKeeper Go’.
If you have more than one pair of running shoes don’t worry! Add them in and associate the correct pair with each run as you go.
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